Thursday, October 06, 2016

Ten top books about old men

One of Ross King's ten top books about old men, as shared at the Guardian:
Old Filth by Jane Gardam (2004)

The first in a wonderful trilogy (with The Man in the Wooden Hat and Last Friends) about the courteous but astringent Sir Edward Feathers. Gardam gives a pitch-perfect portrait of this long-time expat, retired QC, and bravely grieving widower whose shoes “shone like conkers”. His white-knuckle motorway odyssey to Teesside in his Mercedes in the wake of his wife’s death is a hilarious, poignant and impeccably unsentimental portrait of discombobulation, loss and unbowing determination.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Old Filth Trilogy is among Cathleen Schine's six inspiring books on independence.

--Marshal Zeringue